Blog: Exit Polls Don't Just Say Modi Wins. Here's Your Complete Guide

Blog: Exit Polls Don't Just Say Modi Wins. Here's Your Complete Guide

IP Bajpai | Friday December 15, 2017

If the Congress was planning this as a comeback, they forgot this is Narendra Modi's Gujarat, and that was never to be.

Blog: Not Often I Agree With Kejriwal, But He's Right About This One

Blog: Not Often I Agree With Kejriwal, But He's Right About This One

IP Bajpai | Monday November 27, 2017

Let Kejriwal now stand up and do something instead of just complaining. It's within his powers, and if he does it, it will pressure the central government to act.

Blog: Why Many Back Trump's Climate Exit (Including Sehwag?)

Blog: Why Many Back Trump's Climate Exit (Including Sehwag?)

IP Bajpai | Friday June 02, 2017

Last night, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the historic Paris Climate Accord because he was going to serve his constituency, the people of Pittsburg, and not those of Paris and the people of America, and not pour "billions and billions" of foreign aid into India to get it to comply.

Blog: Kejriwal Lost Interest In Delhi - And Vice Versa

Blog: Kejriwal Lost Interest In Delhi - And Vice Versa

IP Bajpai | Monday May 01, 2017

If Kejriwal wants to be back in power here or anywhere else, he needs to stop playing politics all the time and get back to governance.

Blog: The Reasons For Modi Being Stronger Than Ever

Blog: The Reasons For Modi Being Stronger Than Ever

IP Bajpai | Saturday March 11, 2017

On this day, Narendra Modi coloured the Ganga from source to Varanasi in saffron in an astonishing victory that recalls the sweep of the 2014 general election and clearly allows the BJP to set the political agenda until the next general election in 2019 without much opposition.

Blog: Exit Polls May Prove Wrong - But On Modi, They're Clear

Blog: Exit Polls May Prove Wrong - But On Modi, They're Clear

IP Bajpai | Friday March 10, 2017

Whatever else the exit polls may or may not say, they do confirm the big election story - that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has almost single-handedly lifted the BJP in Uttar Pradesh from the depths of despair to one where they are predicted to win outright or at least emerge as the largest single party.

Blog: How BJP Has Recovered From Phase 1 in UP

Blog: How BJP Has Recovered From Phase 1 in UP

IP Bajpai | Thursday February 23, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi suddenly declared last week in Kannauj that potatoes (along with onions) would be entitled to a guaranteed minimum support price, which means farmers won't be left at the mercy of the mandis.

Blog: AAP May Just Have Won Its Second State - Punjab

Blog: AAP May Just Have Won Its Second State - Punjab

IP Bajpai | Saturday February 04, 2017

As the sun breaks through late in the afternoon of voting day, does it portend an AAP victory? Of the three scenarios: AAP victory, a hung house, or a Congress win, the first looks more probable, the second possible, and the third, an outside chance. Of course, in 2012, everyone was predicting a Congress victory, but the Badals pulled the rabbit out of the bag. They a...

Blog: Jaitley's Budget Has Some Big Bangs And A Feel-Good Factor

Blog: Jaitley's Budget Has Some Big Bangs And A Feel-Good Factor

IP Bajpai | Wednesday February 01, 2017

After the Big Bang of demonetization, everyone was waiting for a Big Bang Budget. Which was delivered selectively for the Small - small farmer, small business, small tax payer, small housing, If you're into infrastructure, there's a Big Bang there too. But if you are the big corporate sector or among the many stressed banks, this is not quite the budget that would hav...

Blog: Trump's Moves Are Exactly What Middle America Wants

Blog: Trump's Moves Are Exactly What Middle America Wants

IP Bajpai | Monday January 30, 2017

In just 10 days, Donald Trump has turned the world upside down. And in office, he seems to be the worst imaginable reality of his earlier selves as President-Elect Trump and Candidate Trump. He has left the liberal world shocked and shaken with what it sees as unethical, unconstitutional and undiplomatic policies by the President of the United States.

Blog: The Stinging Slap To Indian Cricket

Blog: The Stinging Slap To Indian Cricket

IP Bajpai | Tuesday January 03, 2017

India's second most important man just got sacked by the Supreme Court. President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anurag Thakur, has been removed the Court, along with the Secretary, Ajay Shirke, for not following the judges' orders to introduce reforms. Had the Supreme Court not done so, its majesty would have taken a severe beating. And therein h...

Blog: Well, Folks, Black Money Is Back. What Went Wrong.

Blog: Well, Folks, Black Money Is Back. What Went Wrong.

IP Bajpai | Thursday December 22, 2016

Black is back - and with a bang, not a whimper. And whatever else demonetization was meant to do, it has not succeeded in removing black money. In fact, it has alarmingly few successes to show.

Blog: How Modi Has Sold Demonetisation To People

Blog: How Modi Has Sold Demonetisation To People

IP Bajpai | Saturday December 03, 2016

There never was going to be any roll back on demonetisation. This is not a Prime Minister who is into roll backs; Narendra Modi, having a taken a stand, does not easily move from his position.

Blog: Modi Deserves All Credit For Notes Ban. But <i>Babus</i> Let Him Down

Blog: Modi Deserves All Credit For Notes Ban. But Babus Let Him Down

IP Bajpai | Tuesday November 15, 2016

Yes, it's true that the government was pushed, perhaps the possibility of a leak of the idea, to do this probably a week before it was to happen. The fact that Rs 500 notes are only just arriving is proof of that. So, maybe this wasn't the bureaucrats' fault, but in their planning, this should have been one of the scenarios: that the date could be brought forward.

Blog: It Was Her Election To Lose. And Hillary Did A Fine Job Of That.

Blog: It Was Her Election To Lose. And Hillary Did A Fine Job Of That.

IP Bajpai | Wednesday November 09, 2016

She completely destroyed the ragtag coalition of voters that her husband first cobbled together in 1992. President Obama solidified it. Today, it fell apart. And Donald Trump is President-Elect.

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